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Final Vital Statistics for 2017

February 22, 2018

Richland Public Health has posted the totals for causes of death in 2017 as well as the statistics for births in the county. The birth and death statistics are compiled monthly by the Vital Statistics office at Richland Public Health.

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Borrow Blood Pressure Cuffs at Libraries

February 5, 2018

Libraries to lend Electronic Blood Pressure Monitors to help those with hypertension to self-measure their blood pressure in between doctors’ visits.

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February is American Heart Month

February 2, 2018

February is American Heart Month, focusing attention on efforts to reduce deaths by heart disease nationally and locally.

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Winter Hike for Health, February 10

January 19, 2018

The Winter Hike for Health at either Malabar Farm State Park or Gorman Nature Center will be February 10 from 9 am to 2 pm.

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Richland Walks

January 12, 2018

Interested in taking a step toward better health in 2018? Richland Walks, which takes place at the Richland Mall, is a FREE program designed to encourage walking in a safe, indoor location.

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Winter Walking

January 4, 2018

Be aware of the unique safety hazards associated with winter weather while "walking in a winter wonderland."

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Radon Action Month

January 3, 2018

The Environmental Health Division of Richland Public Health wants county residents to take advantage of “National Radon Action Month” and test their homes for the presence of radon gas.

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Winter Driving Safety Tips

December 27, 2017

Richland Public Health is reminding all county residents to be prepared for winter driving season.

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December 15, 2017

Cold weather forecast for December and into January include many evening temperatures in the teens or lower. Richland Public Health is reminding Richland County residents to be aware of hypothermia (dangerously low body temperature).

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Healthy Holiday Tips

December 14, 2017

Richland Public Health is sharing these 12 recommended tips for self-care this season. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy and ready to enjoy the holidays and have a healthy new year.

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Richland Public Health 2018-2020 Strategic Plan

By Heather Foley   |  December 1, 2017

We are pleased to present our 2018-2020 strategic plan. This plan defines what we plan to achieve, how we will achieve it, and how we will know we have achieved it.

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Holiday Food Safety

November 22, 2017

Richland Public Health wants everyone to remain healthy for the holidays. Here’s a quick reminder about the importance of food safety, especially with Holiday Meals in the coming months. The Four Steps To Food Safety can help prevent food-borne illness in the home.

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Safe Toy Buying Tips

November 22, 2017

Christmas is a time especially for children and for children this means toys. But poorly designed and constructed toys, or toys that are inappropriate for your child’s level of development can cause serious injury, and in some cases, death.

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Handwashing Awareness

November 20, 2017

Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

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Crystal Bowersox Concert

October 24, 2017

Richland Public Health is sponsoring two concerts by singer/songwriter Crystal Bowersox at Richland Academy of the Arts, 75 West Walnut Street, Mansfield, on November 2. Call 419-522-8224 for tickets to the 8 p.m. concert.

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Halloween Safety Tips

October 13, 2017

Richland Public Health is releasing tips and information for an enjoyable and safe trick or treat during Halloween season.

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Flu Shot Clinics

October 12, 2017

Both clinics are walk-in, no appointment needed, at Richland Public Health, 555 Lexington Avenue, Mansfield, in the Corley Room (lower level, rear parking lot).

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Deer-Vehicle Crashes

October 2, 2017

Ohio drivers beware. Your risk of colliding with deer may be on the rise, according to officials at the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) and the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP). The increased risk is partly due to the fact that October through December is peak deer mating season in the Buckeye state.

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Safe Sleep and SIDS Awareness Month

September 29, 2017

Parents and caregivers are urged to remember the ABCs of Safe Sleep: Alone, Back, Crib. October is SIDS Awareness Month and efforts to reduce infant mortality.

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2017 Fall Hike for Health

September 28, 2017

Richland Public Health’s annual “Fall Hike for Health” is Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Malabar Farm State Park and Gorman Nature Center in Mansfield from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Child Passenger Safety Week

September 15, 2017

The goal of Child Passenger Safety Week (September 17-23) is to make sure all children are secured properly in appropriate seats – every trip, every time.

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2017-2020 Community Health Improvement Plan

By Heather Foley   |  September 7, 2017

We are pleased to present the 2017-2020 Richland County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).  The CHIP is a long-term, systematic effort to address health problems in our community.  Visit our CHIP page to learn more, and to download a copy of the most up-to-date version of this "living document."

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National Preparedness Month

September 6, 2017

September is National Preparedness Month. Make a plan and get you and your family prepared. Because you never know when a disaster might strike.

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AARP Senior Driving Course

September 1, 2017

The September 12 class starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Call 419-774-4726 to register.

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Safety in School Zones and Around Buses

August 17, 2017

Richland Public Health is issuing a reminder for drivers to be cautious driving in school zones and around school buses as Richland County Schools begin a new year.

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August 1, 2017

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). Immunizations represent one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century. The purpose of NIAM is to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.

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2nd Positive Test for West Nile Virus

July 14, 2017

A 2nd positive test for mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus in Richland County has been detected in Jefferson Township.

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West Nile Virus Detected in Richland County

July 11, 2017

Richland Public Health officials have been notified by the Ohio Department of Health, that West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes in Springfield Township.

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AARP Senior Driving Course

July 7, 2017

The AARP Driver Safety Program will be held from 9 am to 1 pm on Tuesday, July 25. The class will be in the Corley Room at Richland Public Health.

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Fight The Bite, Richland

May 15, 2017

Spring rains combined with warmer weather make conditions favorable for mosquito breeding. Richland Public Health wants you to know about, and stop, diseases that can be spread from the bite of an infected mosquito or tick.

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